Balanced Literacy Project
Fourth graders investigate the concept of a letter and how it should be composed. They look at examples in order to see how it can be composed in a variety of formats. Students write their own letters and correctly identify the different parts.
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Spring Fun Literacy Centers
Looking for spring-themed literacy centers? Look no further because here is a resource packed full of literacy skills practice, including spring verbs, ABC order, spring synonym match, spring phrases, abbreviation match, and a sentence...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington and His Hatchet
America has a long history of presidents with an affinity for the truth, from Honest Abe to George Washington and his cherry tree. A short passage features Washington's infamous hatchet and confession, and includes four comprehension...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Get learners excited about reading with literature circles! Small groups discuss the day's reading in various roles, including Discussion Director, Summarizer, Word Wizard, Literary Luminary, Travel Tracer, Connector, and Fact Finder,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Project Love: How Can We Help Other Children with Literacy?
Students help others learn to read and write. In this service learning instructional activity, students write letters that are assembled in Project Love Kits for students in other countries who need help with reading and writing.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Professor Garfield Forms of Media
Keep your class from falling for advertising and help them discover various types of media with a comic strip that includes interactive elements. Learners get to read a story, identify types of media, and help a character develop a video.
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills
EdTech Tuesdays: Student-Driven Apps & Social Media with Brad Wilson
You've heard of apps for students, but have you heard of an app made by students? Listen as 4th grade teacher and EdTech consultant Brad Wilson discusses a student-driven app of writing prompts called Things to Think About, as well as...
2 mins Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable